Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Rising Action

Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Rising Action

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  • Act 2, Scene 2
  • "I take thee at thy word. Call me but love, and I'll be new baptized. Henceforth I never will be Romeo"
  • Act 2, Scene 3
  • "In one respect I'll thy assistant be, For this alliance may so happy prove To turn your households rancor to pure love"
  • "Her I love now. Doth grace for grace and love for love allow."
  • Act 2, Scene 6
  • "These violent delights have violent ends. And in their triumph die, like fire and powder, Which, as they kiss, consume."
  • Romeo has snuck away from  Mercutio and Benvolio to go and see Juliet. After discussing how they will overcome the differences their families have Romeo says as long as Juliet calls him her love. This will lead to the climax where Tybalt kills Mercutio and Romeo kills Tybalt. 
  • Romeo asks Friar Lawrence to perform the ceremony at his secret wedding with Juliet, the Friar reminds Romeo that he has just loved Rosaline and that ones heart needs a long time to recover. But Romeo is consistent and the Friar agrees in an effort to settle the rivalry between the two families. 
  • Before Friar Lawrence marries Romeo and Juliet he is warning Romeo one more time about marriage. It is in the Friars best interests that the two families resolve their differences but he doesn't want to marry to irresponsible kids because they thought they loved each other. Father Lawrence uses gunpowder and fire as an example to explain marriage to Romeo, he says when the two collie, they will cause an explosion.
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